Are you thinking about adoption? Take these tips to heart

By |2022-04-04T18:56:25+00:0005 Nov 2018|Categories: Family Law|


You may be thinking about adoption for any number of reasons. Perhaps you have always wanted children and you cannot have them. Perhaps you have a heart for children without families and you want to do what you can to help at least one.

Adopting a child is a big step in your life. Keep these tips in mind:

  • Decide on the age range. Some people only want to adopt infants, raising them practically from the day they are born. Others are open to adopting older children. There is no right or wrong preference, but you need to know what you want in advance.
  • Think about the birth parents and their involvement. Do you want them to stay in the child’s life? Would you prefer that the child doesn’t know their biological parents?
  • Start learning from others. You may want to read books or listen to podcasts. If you know people who have adopted, talk to them. Join groups online for other parents in your position. The more you know, the better. You can form accurate expectations and plan for the future. Let others’ experiences guide you.
  • Look into the financial side. Adoption is not cheap. While a birth may be covered by your health insurance, your adoption may have to come out of your own pocket. It is important to make a financial plan leading up to the adoption and another one to adjust your budget after the child begins living with you.

As you move forward with this process, make sure you know exactly how it works and what legal steps you will need to take. An experienced California family law attorney can assist you.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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